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Old 03-06-2019, 05:37 PM
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You must like the Daredevil Discs way of one mold with a different plastic equals a unique name and approved certification! I guess Innova/Discraft would run out of names and it looks like it's not easy to maintain exactly the same plastic characteristics overtime.
It would be nice, but that ship has long since sailed!
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:42 PM
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By way of introduction for those unfamiliar with my background in disc golf and disc sports in general since the 1970s, click here: https://sites.google.com/site/okpdga...effrey-homburg
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:17 PM
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Man did quest pump out a ton of discs in the late 2000s.
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:56 AM
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There is no image of the MVP Entropy that has been recently approved.
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:56 AM
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There is no image of the MVP Entropy that has been recently approved.
If you want the latest photos, check for announcements on the PDGA website. Please note that manufacturers often pick the date for that announcement. The Entropy is one of the last five discs I approved on 2-27-19 that are not yet on the Google Drive. FYI for future reference, my wife takes photos in a light box of the top, bottom, and profile shots only every couple of months or so, enough time for ~20-30 discs to accumulate instead of doing than for every single disc right after I finish the testing.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:07 AM
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Why are those 1999 discs (Eagle, Teebird, Leo, JLS) all so flat-top? Were all of them flat-top back then? I rather would have thought that flat-top discs are a rather newish style and they had usually more dome back then ...
They were more flat top until sometime in 2000's when the molds got dome in new plastic and in the DX/baseline for Millennium had went from a stiff plastic to a less stiff with the exception of the Dragon as that was a R-DX from day one.

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Old 03-11-2019, 01:09 AM
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Man did quest pump out a ton of discs in the late 2000s.
Yeah and sad part it looks most of these discs are now made in a poor quality Z/Champion/ other like plastic along with a new disc, the Turbo Putt II one that the company keeps trying to get PDGA approval for.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:34 AM
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Well, we've gone from six companies making discs when I started (Wham-O, DGA, Destiny/Dynamic -- the original Dynamic -- , Discraft, Innova-Champion, and Lightning in the U.S only when I started testing discs in 1990, to now with 76 companies (perhaps a couple of dozen of these or so now out of business) in 11 different countries.
Ching is gone, so is the original Destiny Discs. The Whitler discs is gone. Lighting got bought when original owner died all discs and molds for making discs by Gotta Go Gotta Throw who if they were to make the discs would more them likely make them under the Lighting name. DGA discs are now made by Discraft factories under DGA since the 1990's. Aerobie still makes discs though not sure on the Sharpeshooter Series that might be gone now. The British company that made Quarter K discs failed quickly. Element Discs has stopped making its own molds but does stamps now as they were mad about the unavailability on the plastic pellets the types they used. Gateway has stopped its side working with Quest AT on a disc or two after Quest AT moved to near the Illinois Wisconsin border. The brand that came out in 2016 from Long Island may have stopped making the one 21.7 cm diameter putter that they made.

Not sure if I have missed any but these are the ones I know of and all but Destiny Discs stopped production during the time I have played or known about Disc Golf since Later in 2003.
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Ching is gone, so is the original Destiny Discs. The Whitler discs is gone. Lighting got bought when original owner died all discs and molds for making discs by Gotta Go Gotta Throw who if they were to make the discs would more them likely make them under the Lighting name. DGA discs are now made by Discraft factories under DGA since the 1990's. Aerobie still makes discs though not sure on the Sharpeshooter Series that might be gone now. The British company that made Quarter K discs failed quickly. Element Discs has stopped making its own molds but does stamps now as they were mad about the unavailability on the plastic pellets the types they used. Gateway has stopped its side working with Quest AT on a disc or two after Quest AT moved to near the Illinois Wisconsin border. The brand that came out in 2016 from Long Island may have stopped making the one 21.7 cm diameter putter that they made.

Not sure if I have missed any but these are the ones I know of and all but Destiny Discs stopped production during the time I have played or known about Disc Golf since Later in 2003.
There are quite a few more companies out of business than that, especially ones with less than three or four discs that you may not be familiar with.

I'd like to have a complete list of companies no longer making PDGA-approved discs. Any volunteers here want to work on that project? Here's a complete list of companies by year:

1978
1 Wham-O

1979
2 Destiny/Dynamic (original Dynamic)
2 Discraft

1982
4 DGA

1983
5 Innova

1984
6 Lightning

1995
7 Millennium

1998
8 CHING
8 Gateway

2001
10 Plastic Para.

2003
11 Aerobie

2005
12 Discwing

2006
13 Discmania
13 Latitude 64
13 Pacific Cycle
13 Quest
13 RPM/Aotearoa
13 Snap

2007
19 1080
19 Daredevil

2009
21 Hero Leports
21 MVP
21 Vibram
21 Westside

2010
25 ABC
25 DKG
25 Prodiscus

2011
28 Crosslap
28 Ferris State
28 Legacy
28 Rip
28 Skyiron
28 Skyquest

2012
34 Dynamic
34 EMSCO
34 Eurodisc

2013
37 DMI
37 Kastaplast
37 Prodigy
37 Salient
37 UB
37 Yikun

2014
43 Axiom
43 Deity
43 Essential
43 HOLE19
43 Obsidian
43 Paradigm
43 Reptilian

2015
50 AquaFlight
50 Element
50 Fly High
50 Las Aves
50 Ozone
50 TOBU

2916
56 Black Zombie
56 Disc King
56 Full Turn
56 Guru Disc
56 Plastic Add.
56 Viking

2017
62 Above GL
62 Arsenal
62 Best
62 Galaxy
62 MINT
62 Sportme
62 Streamline

2018
69 ACE
69 Albatross
69 FLYTEC
69 Fourth Circle
69 Infinite
69 Kestrel
69 Storm

2019
76 Disc Golf UK
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